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Quick Update: 2018 US Summer Foodborne Outbreaks (So Far)

August 12, 2018

Photo: CDC/DPDX

 

Celebrate the summer heat with some fresh foodborne outbreaks!

  • Cyclospora

    • Del Monte 6oz and 12oz vegetable trays with dill dip

      • Sold by Kwik Trip/Kwik Star locations in IA, IN, MI, MN, and WI

      • As of July 2018: 237 lab-confirmed cases

    • Fresh Express Salad Mix from McDonald’s

      • Pre-made salads and wraps

      • As of August 2018: 436 lab-confirmed cases across 15 states

      • No evidence of connection to Del Monte outbreak

  • Salmonella

    • Live poultry in backyard flocks

      • As of June 2018: 212 cases across 44 states

        • Seftenberg

        • Montevideo

        • Infantis

        • Enteritidis

        • Indiana

        • Litchfield

    • Pre-cut melon from Caito Foods, LLC  (Indianapolis, IN)

      • Salmonella Adelaide

      • Cantaloupe, watermelon, fruit salad mix with melon purchased from grocery stores

      • As of June 2018, outbreak is over

      • 77 cases across 9 states

    • Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Cereal

      • Salmonella Mbandaka

      • Product has been recalled

      • As of June 2018: 100 cases in 33 states

    • Raw Turkey Products

      • Salmonella Reading

      • As of July 2018: 90 cases from 26 states

      • Isolated from samples taken from raw turkey pet food, raw turkey products, live turkeys

      • Suggested to be widespread in turkey industry

      • No common supplier identified

    • Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad

      • Salmonella Sandiego and/or Salmonella enterica subspecies IIIb

      • As of July 2018: 79 cases from 9 states

      • Associated with Spring Pasta Salad containing shell pasta, carrots, celery, cucumbers, green pepper, onion, and mayonnaise

  • E. coli O157:H7

    • Romaine Lettuce from Yuma Growing Region

      • Outbreak ended as of June 2018: 210 cases across 36 states

  • Vibrio parahaemolyticus

    • Contaminated Fresh Crab Meat Imported from Venezuela

      • As of July 2018: 12 cases across 4 states

        • MD, LA, PA, DC

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